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How To Repair Your Skin's Barrier Function | 2024

When it comes to skincare, a healthy barrier function is one of the most important things you can focus on. Your barrier is the gatekeeper between your skin and the outside world, letting all the good stuff in and keeping all the bad stuff out.

A compromised barrier can cause a variety of common skin concerns, including dehydration, dry patches, lacklustre appearance, redness, pigmentation, acne and sensitivity.

The key to healthy barrier function? A well-rounded skincare regime with targeted ingredients to repair and enrich your skin. And where’s the perfect place to start you might ask? The Australian Skin Institute’s Miracle Facial Oil Complex. This breakthrough, multifunctional facial oil is formulated with rich essential fatty acids to tackle impaired barrier function head-on and reveal soft, dewy, delicious skin

But let’s dive a little deeper! 

Skin barrier function

Your barrier function is made up of 3 main layers.

  • Oil layer
  • Corneocytes (dead skin cell layer) 
  • Water layer

These layers work together to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (to keep your skin bouncy & hydrated), protect your skin from harmful pathogens, pollutants, UV radiation and photo-damage and neutralise free radical damage.

If your skin's natural barrier function is operating at optimal health, you can expect soft, radiant, even-toned, blemish-free skin. However, an impaired barrier is very common thanks to UV exposure, high-stress levels, genetics, topical or oral medication, incorrect skincare usage and temperature fluctuation. 

Signs of an impaired barrier

  • Dryness & dehydration
  • Breakouts & congestion 
  • Pigmentation 
  • Sensitivity 
  • Redness
  • Flaking 
  • Lacklustre appearance 

How to repair your skin barrier function 

Think of an impaired barrier function as a bowl of water with a few drops of oil on top. The water is your skin, and the floating oil droplets are your barrier. Free radical damage and other pollutants can easily sneak into the water (your skin) between the oil droplets. And the moisture we want to keep within our skin can easily escape (hello dehydrated skin)

Picture a healthy barrier function the same way, except this time, there is a flush layer of oil floating on top. All the moisture is safely trapped within the skin, and free radical damage and other pollutants will struggle to find a way in. 

Diagram of the difference between an impaired skin barrier and a healthy skin barrier

So how do you fill in all those little gaps if your barrier function is impaired? 

Insert Miracle Facial Oil Complex. A breakthrough, multifunctional facial oil formulated specifically to repair barrier function and strengthen the skin by mimicking your skin’s natural barrier function and feeding your skin a delicious concoction of luxurious and nourishing oils, vitamins & antioxidants. 

Diagram of how Miracle Facial Oil Complex works to repair an impaired skin barrier function

Let’s explore the beautiful ingredients inside the Miracle Facial Oil Complex 

Jojoba, Macadamia & Avocado Oils

  • Mimic the skin’s natural oils, resulting in healthy barrier function
  • Deliver active ingredients into the deep layers of your skin 
  • High in ultra-nourishing essential fatty acids 
  • Balance oil flow 
  • Won’t clog pores 

Evening Primrose Oil 

Tocopherol Oil (Vitamin E)

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Protects the skin from free radical damage
  • Anti-ageing
  • Extremely healing 

Cherry Kernal & Rosehip Oil

  • High in Tretinoin, a naturally occurring Vitamin A derivative that stimulates cell renewal and collagen production
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles 

Lavender Essential Oil

  • Stimulates cellular turnover
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Detoxifying 

Lemon & Geranium Essential Oil

  • Kills acne-causing bacteria 
  • Reduces redness & inflammation 
  • Anti-ageing 

Rose Essential Oil 

  • Nourishing 
  • Balances oil flow 
  • Brightening 


  • Relieves inflammation & irritation 
  • Nourishing & restorative 

And did we mention it’s non-comedogenic, vegan-friendly, formulated & compounded in Australia and suitable for all skin types?! Tick, tick, tick! 

The secret to soft, radiant, even-toned, blemish-free skin is a strong & healthy skin barrier function. And the secret to a strong & healthy barrier function is Miracle Facial Oil Complex.

Ready for luminous, bouncy, deeply hydrated skin? Shop now. 

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